Episode Log

Episode 23 – Fire – Indigenous Controlled Burning and Incarcerated Firefighters

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! In the final installment of our Elements series, we’re dispelling the myth that there is no such thing as good fire. Olivia tells us about the lost indigenous practice of controlled burning, what happens when colonizers ignore indigenous knowledge, and theContinue reading “Episode 23 – Fire – Indigenous Controlled Burning and Incarcerated Firefighters”

Episode 22 – Agent Orange and the Delano Grape Strike

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This week we’re focusing on two Asian activists fighting for justice. Although Biden may call racism “un-American” in his response to the Atlanta shooting, the reality is much different. Elise tells the story of Tran To Nga, a French-Vietnamese journalist sprayedContinue reading “Episode 22 – Agent Orange and the Delano Grape Strike”

Episode 19 – Earth – the Ogoni Nine and Frankenstein’s Volcano

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! In the third installment of our Elements series, we’ve got two very different stories about the earth. Olivia tells the fascinating but devastating story of the exploitation of the Ogoni land and people for oil, including the execution of activists knownContinue reading “Episode 19 – Earth – the Ogoni Nine and Frankenstein’s Volcano”

Episode 18 – Black Environmentalists – John Francis & MaVynee Betsch

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! First things first: we explain why we missed last week, and we think our excuse is pretty good: Elise was caught in the middle of the ongoing snow-induced Texas energy disaster, which has been exacerbated by climate change and inequality. WeContinue reading “Episode 18 – Black Environmentalists – John Francis & MaVynee Betsch”

Episode 17 – Valentine’s Day – Chocolate and the Target Effect

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! The perfect accompaniment for your Valentine’s Day stroll through Target. Or not. This week we cover two subjects related to the holiday of love: chocolate and consumer traps. Olivia tells us about the ongoing lawsuits surrounding the cocoa industry, the companiesContinue reading “Episode 17 – Valentine’s Day – Chocolate and the Target Effect”

Episode 16 – Air – SpaceX’s Starlink Internet and Flight Shame

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! In the second installment of our Elements series (not like Olivia forgot or anything), we’re taking off into the air. Elise tells us about Starlink, a project of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, and how the race for space internet might come withContinue reading “Episode 16 – Air – SpaceX’s Starlink Internet and Flight Shame”

Episode 15 – Veganism and the Future of Meat

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! **Full content warning below. This week we’re approaching an oft-discussed topic in the environmental movement–veganism! Olivia goes back thousands of years to cover the history of plant-based diets, and Elise brings us through the high and lows of the now-booming meatContinue reading “Episode 15 – Veganism and the Future of Meat”

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